Just picked up the new double DVD of 1951's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (aka SCROOGE), with Alastair Sim. The set includes the original B&W and colorized versions of the film, commentary by Marcus Hearn and George Cole, bios on author Charles Dickens and producer George Mintner, trailers, and even the 1935 SCROOGE with Sir Seymour Hicks. (Hicks also played the part in a 1913 silent production.) Have not had a chance to dig in, so can only hope this is the full feature of the Hicks film, and not the badly butchered hour-long PD copy that was floating about in bargain bins for years. (If you've ever seen the full cut, then you already know that the 1951 classic took a few cues from the earlier film.) Also don't know if the onscreen introduction to the film by AVENGER Patrick Macnee (who played young Jacob Marley in the flashbacks) is included here, yet. (The previous DVDs of the Sims film included the intro segment, originally shot for the film's colorized debut broadcast, along with the 1948 Max Fleischer cartoon, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.) About the only thing that could make this package any better was if they could have arranged to include the 1971 animated CHRISTMAS CAROL from Richard Williams and Chuck Jones, which brought Sim back as the voice of Scrooge (reuniting him with his former Marley, Michael Hordern, who would go on to play Scrooge himself, in a 1977 TV production). To date, it's only available via VHS from Anchor Bay.